Eighteenth Century Rutland (part II) written by James S. Davidson, a president of the Historical Society, continues his account originating in an earlier issue.
Topics begin with individuals such as Gershom Beach a blacksmith who assisted in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and then continue on a broader scale. These include an evaluation of the General Convention from 1775 to 1777 from the records of the Governor’s Council of Safety and the Council of the State of Vermont, and the Haldiman Negotiations. All of these trace the progress and problems of the Revolution.
Sketches of Fort Rutland and Fort Ranger, and extensive back notes add interest to this detailed account.